論文

査読有り
2010年1月

Scientific objectives and instrumentation of Mercury Plasma Particle Experiment (MPPE) onboard MMO

PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE
  • Y. Saito
  • ,
  • J. A. Sauvaud
  • ,
  • M. Hirahara
  • ,
  • S. Barabash
  • ,
  • D. Delcourt
  • ,
  • T. Takashima
  • ,
  • K. Asamura

58
1-2
開始ページ
182
終了ページ
200
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1016/j.pss.2008.06.003
出版者・発行元
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD

Mercury is one of the least explored planets in our solar system. Until the recent flyby of Mercury by MESSENGER, no spacecraft had visited Mercury since Mariner 10 made three flybys: two in 1974 and one in 1975. In order to elucidate the detailed plasma structure and dynamics around Mercury, an orbiter BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter) is planned to be launched in 2013 as a joint mission between ESA and ISAS/JAXA. Mercury Plasma Particle Experiment (MPPE) was proposed in order to investigate the plasma/particle environment around Mercury. MPPE is a comprehensive instrument package for plasma, high-energy particle and energetic neutral atom measurements. It consists of seven sensors: two Mercury electron analyzers (MEA1 and MEA2). Mercury ion analyzer (MIA), Mercury mass spectrum analyzer (MSA),. high-energy particle instrument for electron (HEP-ele), high-energy particle instrument for ion (HEP-ion), and energetic neutrals analyzer (ENA). Since comprehensive full three-dimensional simultaneous measurements of low to high-energy ions and electrons around Mercury as well as measurements of energetic neutral atoms will not be realized before BepiColombo/MMO's arrival at Mercury, it is expected that many unresolved problems concerning the Mercury magnetosphere will be elucidated by the MPPE observation. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2008.06.003
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000275077600013&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1016/j.pss.2008.06.003
  • ISSN : 0032-0633
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000275077600013

エクスポート
BibTeX RIS